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Poster: Arensky Date: Apr 5, 2007 9:08am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Oh, well....

I tried an FTP server and guess what... It didn't work. I've tried everything -- nada. I'm sure the problem is on my end and not the Archive, Ivan. and I want to assure everyone who is reading these posts of that. The glitch is mine -- not theirs.

I think I'll just wait until I hear from Alexis and see what she wants to do. I know she got three new ones that I uploaded the conventional way and transferred them over, but I hate to impose on her by asking she do the same for everything I upload. I'm sure the has better things to do than to pamper me.

Ed

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: Apr 7, 2007 7:46am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: Oh, well....thought this might help

Hello Ed, I hoped this clip might help: http://www.archive.org/details/IMB_Qotd_One

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Poster: Arensky Date: Apr 7, 2007 5:03pm
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: Oh, well....thought this might help

Thank you for making that little video, Ivan, but I still can't get the thing to work. My son-in-law, the computer expert, tells me that my creaky old Dell might be obsolete. After all, it's a whole four years old. (Doesn't that beat all?) In fact, Microsoft won't let me install IE7. so you know something stinks in Silicon Valley. Brandon even wonders how I can use my movie editing program with only a single core processor. I guess these infernal machines and their software are meant to last only a few years. At any rate, I'm getting grumpy from all this and I think I'll just upload files with the ccPublisher and lean on Alexis' good nature to move my files over where they belong.

Thanks again for all your effort,

Ed

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: Apr 7, 2007 6:03pm
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: Oh, well....thought this might help

Since the way you are currently posting works then why rock the boat. I go to the Archive to releave stress, not create it. If it is any comfort to you I have taught many local editors how to upload material to the archive. You are not the only one to get irritated with the darn computers. I find that the security settings on the machines usually are at fault when a upload won't go thru. Several editing friends urged me to make the video because they have had the same problem. I hoped that if the video didn't help you it might help someone else.....You might mention to your Son-in-law that I upload using an old, old Compaq with a 900Mhz processor (my slowest computer). It works great. As for video editing, most NLE programs don't require more than 800Mhz unless you do high definition. Then look out. The needed speed jumps to 2.8Mhz or more.....anyway, just keep postin like you always have Ed. Your donations are appreciated more then you can imagine.....Best wishes...........

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Poster: Arensky Date: Apr 9, 2007 6:45am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: Oh, well....thought this might help

I spent all morning yesterday on the Microsoft website downloading updates and service packs for Windows XP, thinking there might be some sort of glitch in my software that was preventing me from uploading directly to stock footage -- 6 1/2 hours worth. Nada. However, I've learned a new way to spell hell. It's spelled M-I-C-R-O-S-O-F-T! I am forced to upload clips the old way and fall upon the good graces of Alexis to move them for me. I just see no alternative. I have no idea what's going on, but I know it's not the Archive's fault. Maybe it's time for a new computer -- a Mac!

This post was modified by Arensky on 2007-04-09 13:45:28

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: Apr 9, 2007 7:34am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: Oh, well....thought this might help

You are almost there Ed. I saw your post of "Redwing Blackbird Song" so unless Alexis moved the file for you then you have figured out how to use the "Stock Footage" option. It looked like you had a rough time getting the actual file to upload, but you got the page to file into Stock Footage. Are you aware that you can still load the file in using the Meta Data Editor? Just go in thru the "Edit Item" button that shows on on the bottom of each page you post. Let me know if you want more details. For what it's worth, I would bet that Alexis is fine with moving the materials for you. You don't need to fight this. I am so stubborn I never know when to give up. I just keep banging my head on the wall till it falls down.......

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Poster: Arensky Date: Apr 9, 2007 11:07am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: Oh, well....thought this might help

I remember that clip and it was the only time I could find the page, but I could not upload into the file. I'm surprised it even showed up. Please tell me about using the meta data editor.

Ed

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: Apr 9, 2007 4:46pm
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: Oh, well....thought this might help

OK, lets talk about using the Metadata Editor. Lets use this clip as a sample: http://www.archive.org/details/CEP_00_0001 You can just go to the bottom left hand corner of the page and you will find a button marked EDIT ITEM. If you click on it you should go to the Metadata Editor Page. At the top of that page you will find a button marked ITEM MANAGER. If you click it then you should go to Item Manager Page. Near the top of that page you should fine a button marked CHECKOUT - EDIT ITEM FILES (Non XML). That will take you back to the FTP page that I talked about in the video, The one highlighted in Red that I said was my preferred method of uploading videos. If you click on the button it should lead you to a password challenge. Fill it in and hit enter and you should now be in the folder that you want to load to. Now diminish the page/folder and go to the place on your hard drive where you have the video you want to upload stored. Select the video, copy it and then go back to the diminished folder, open it, and hit paste. That should paste the file into the jacket. If it loads correctly then click the button on the left marked CLICK HERE WHEN DONE. You should be done and the Redwing Blackbird will sing. One more thing. You said you lost the page. The contributions page is a good place to look for it. You should find it here: http://www.archive.org/contribute.php Go to "tasks yet to be completed" when you have a missing page and you may find the missing page there. It sounds like you almost have this beat. Sure hope some of this helps.

This post was modified by Bridgewater Video on 2007-04-09 23:46:07

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Poster: Arensky Date: Apr 10, 2007 3:18am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: Oh, well....thought this might help

It's just not going to work. Nothing can be transferred and nothing can be copied. I keep getting little signs like "The item you are trying to edit cannot be retrieved from a 'primary US node." Then a sign keeps popping up asking me if I'm sure that I have permission to move these files. I even had my son-in-law -- the Microsoft expert -- over here trying to help me. So, in short, the red wing blackbird is not going to sing -- at least not that way. I think my stubborn streak just gave up the ghost. Thank you for all your help. It is definitely time to get a new computer, as I said before -- a Mac.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: Apr 12, 2007 8:29am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: A Happy Ending!

Just an update note for anyone who reads this thread thru in the Forum........Mr. Price got his computer to upload his videos without the need of a Specialized Adjustment Tool (Large Hammer). Persistence does pay off!........I just love a Happy Ending!.............

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: Apr 5, 2007 10:59am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: Oh, well....

The important thing is that you have been uploading great material. Alexis can always fix the location of the files with the click of a button. I have found your clips to be very interesting. They have given me a different perspective on my own camera work and editing. I find the Archive to be a great learning experience. Please....Bring on more clips.......Thanks!